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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR)

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is an retinal condition that most commonly has autosomal dominant inheritance. It is characterized by failure of the temporal retina to vascularize, similar to retinopathy of prematurity. FEVR results in fibrovascular proliferation causing retinal folds, temporal dragging of the macula, and tractional retinal detachments. This montage photograph shows significant dragging of the macula with temporal displacement of the fovea.

montage photo demonstrating FEVR


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last updated: 02/25/2015
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